Health of Black or African American non-Hispanic Population

Data are for the U.S.

Live births
  • Number of births: 552,029
  • Births per 1,000 women aged 15-44: 62.0

Source: Births: Final Data for 2018, table 1 pdf icon[PDF – 985 KB]

Smoking
  • Percent of men aged 18 and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 20.0% (2015-2017)
  • Percent of women aged 18 and over who currently smoke cigarettes: 12.8% (2015-2017)

Source: Health, United States, 2018, table 19 pdf icon[PDF – 9.8 MB]

Obesity
  • Percent of men aged 20 and over with obesity: 37.5% (2013-2016)
  • Percent of women aged 20 and over with obesity: 56.1% (2013-2016)

Source: Health, United States, 2018, table 26 pdf icon[PDF – 9.8 MB]

Hypertension
  • Percent of men aged 20 and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 40.5% (2013-2016)
  • Percent of women aged 20 and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication): 44.0% (2013-2016)

Source: Health, United States, 2018, table 22 pdf icon[PDF – 9.8 MB]

Health insurance coverage
Mortality
  • Number of deaths: 335,667
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 787.5

Source: Deaths: Final Data for 2017, table 1 pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB]

Leading causes of death
  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Accidents (unintentional injuries)

Source: Deaths: Leading Causes of Death for 2017, table 1 pdf icon[PDF – 2 MB]

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Page last reviewed: November 2, 2020